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Labour pledging £48bn extra spending to create 'fairer society for the many'

The manifesto included a tax increase from 40 percent to 45 percent for salaries of between £80,000 (94,000 euros, $103,000) and £123,0000 a year, above which there will be a new 50 percent top rate of income tax . The ruling party has benefited from a collapse in support for the anti-EU UK Independence Party and hardening rhetoric from the party's leaders on the EU as Brexit negotiations get under way. Read More »

Trump Asked FBI's Comey to Drop Flynn Inquiry

But the Comey memo has likely already altered the trajectory of the various investigations swirling around the White House. He told CNN on Wednesday, "I think we are in the position now where it's time for an independent commission or a special prosecutor or whatever". Read More »

Trump, Media Both Losing Battle for Public's Trust


Asked if she felt more reluctant to share secrets with the United States now, May said decisions about what Trump discussed with people were "a matter for President Trump" and that Britain would continue to work with and share intelligence with the U.S. Read More »

Donald Trump forbids James Comey from leaking to media in veiled tweet

Three officials told the AP that Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has been shut out of major decisions following conflicts with Kushner and didn't even know Comey had been fired until he saw it on television. I'm sure there are some people who are disappointed. Trump put the words "wires tapped" in quotation marks, which White House press secretary Sean Spicer later argued meant surveillance activities more broadly as opposed to physical wiretapping. Read More »

Trump Team to Israel: Western Wall 'Not Your Territory'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was briefed on the matter and ordered Israel's ambassador in Washington, Ron Dermer, to demand an explanation from the White House. For the past few days, an American delegation has been in Israel to prepare for Trump's arrival. In December, the Obama administration failed to veto a United Nations resolution that said Israel had "no validity" in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) in the eastern sector of Jerusalem . Read More »

Tornados from Texas to Wisconsin leave three dead

A mobile home park in Chetek, Wisconsin was among the areas hardest hit. Besides the mobile home park, there were several reports of other structures and vehicles damaged with downed trees in other parts of Barron County , Fitzgerald said. Read More »

Washington, DC Mayor Condemns Assaults by Erdogan's Bodyguards


A man with a bullhorn is repeatedly kicked in the face. It was not immediately clear whether officials associated with Erdogan were involved. Usoyan also said she was attacked by a pro-Erdogan supporter. "It happened really fast", he said, insisting that he was trying to defend himself and to protect a police officer, not attack one. Trump said Tuesday that the US would ensure the PKK has "no safe quarter". Read More »

Threat coming from North Korea entering new stage: Abe


South Korean and US authorities had determined that over its numerous launches of missiles and space launch vehicles, North Korea has acquired long-range, guidance and control technologies capabilities, but had not yet acquired the final stage of re-entry technology in its ballistic missile program. Read More »

WannaCry Ransomware: What We Know Monday


The 5,500-strong Renault factory in Douai, northern France, one of the most important auto plants in the country, will not open on Monday due to the attack, sources told AFP. The NSA used the Microsoft flaw to build a hacking tool codenamed EternalBlue that ended up in the hands of a mysterious group called the Shadow Brokers, which then published that and other such tools online. Read More »

Does US believe Western Wall is in Israel?


Haley means well. But she doesn't set policy. A dispute erupted on Tuesday between Israel and the United States over comments by U.S. officials describing the in east Jerusalem's Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, as part of the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Read More »

Pvt. Chelsea Manning released today after 7 years in prison, reports say


On May 17, Chelsea Manning , who was in a us military prison for seven years on charges of whistleblowing, was released, reports ABC News . It was the most sweeping breach of its kind in USA history. Details of where Manning intends to settle remain scant, but a GoFundMe raising money for her release notes she plans to return to Maryland, where her aunt and beloved cat, Belle, live. Read More »

Following ransomware attack, Microsoft urges governments to 'wake up'


While Microsoft issued MS17-010 to patch the flaw, "it appears that many organizations have not yet installed the patch", Kaspersky Lab indicated. For consumers it is usually the problem of expensive mobile data which drives people to just keep Windows updates turned off altogether. Use it. And install updates for your other software, including apps. Read More »

S. Korea president warns high chance of clashes with North


After the missile launch on Sunday, the United States, Japan and South Korea called a UN Security Council meeting to press North Korea to change course and dismantle its missile and nuclear programmes. Aware of tensions sparked by Pyongyang's latest missile launch, Moon said he made his visit to the Defense Ministry because of the "very serious" security situation. Read More »

Saudi Arabia counting down the seconds until Trump arrives


President Donald Trump and leaders from across the Muslim world, Saudi officials close to the king said Tuesday. Trump is expected to arrive here on May 20 in his first foreign visit as a president, in which the invitees will attend the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-US Summit, as well as the Arab, Islamic and US Summit in Riyadh. Read More »

Trump to meet Russia's top diplomat at the White House


Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin also spoke by phone last week about the war in Syria for the first time since Trump ordered a missile strike against a Syrian government air base last month after an alleged chemical weapons attack by the regime. Read More »

Haryana Board 12th Result 2017 Announced | Check Now


Students who appeared in HBSE Exams are eagerly waiting for their results. The last year overall pass percentage of Haryana Board 12th result is 62.4 percentage and it is expected to break the previous year's percentage today. "We have made a decision to announce the result of Class 12 and the students can check their results on the official website after 10am", Hindustan Times quoted the board's chairperson Jagbir Singh as saying. Read More »

Microsoft was hoarding patches for WannaCry exploit


Despite the high profile of WannaCry, widespread malware outbreaks have become less common over the years, as Microsoft has improved the security of its systems, said Ziv Mador, vice president for security research at Trustwave, a security services firm. Read More »

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says Western Wall belongs to Israel

Trump pledged while campaigning to recognize the city as the capital, but as president has retreated from the promise. "We will", Friedman assured the prime minister. After his arrival in Tel Aviv on Monday, Friedman visited the Western Wall in occupied East Jerusalem , praying there and kissing the sacred site. Read More »

Turnbull weighing up plea for more troops in Afghanistan


Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is weighing up whether to send more Australian troops to Afghanistan. "Intelligence community assesses that the political and security situation in Afghanistan will nearly certainly deteriorate through 2018, even with a modest increase in military assistance by the United States and its partners", he said . Read More »

Netanyahu Denies Asking Trump Not to Move Embassy

Over the weekend, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to publicly renege on President Trump's campaign promise to move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . The President will travel to Bethlehem at the conclusion of a two-day long trip that will also take in a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial center in Jerusalem and the city's historic quarter. Read More »

Macron names Edouard Philippe as French prime minister

Elysee Palace secretary general Alexis Kohler concluded the announcement by saying that Macron would hold his first government meeting on Thursday. Philippe, 46, mayor of the port city Le Havre and a close associate of prominent conservative Alain Juppe, is from the moderate wing of The Republicans party. Read More »

Kuwait adds to growing consensus on OPEC oil output deal extension

Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation, the world's top two oil producers, agreed on Monday on the need to extend output cuts for nine months until March 2018 to erode a glut. "It has taken some time for stocks to reflect lower supply when volumes produced before output cuts by OPEC and eleven non-OPEC countries took effect are still being absorbed by the market", the report said. Read More »

North Korea Missile Program Advancing Faster Than Expected, South's Defense Minister Says


North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency called the launch a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear war head. However, while THAAD's installation by the USA last month has been largely criticized by China-which has made claims the only increasing tensions in the region and potentially could use the system's radar to spy on China-it did prove successful in detecting the North's latest in a number of tests that are escalating in frequency. Read More »

Overarching security crucial against ransomware attack: Mojo


On affected computers, the WannaCry software encrypts files and displays a ransom message demanding $300 in bitcoin. A ransomware attack that began in Europe on Friday is lingering - and hitting new targets in Japan and China. RBI has asked banks to follow the instructions of government organisation CERT-In to prevent the attack by ransomware, "WannaCry", which has impacted various IT networks in over 150 countries. Read More »

Nine people injured at demonstration outside Turkish Embassy in DC

Counter-protesters on the other side of the road wave Turkish flags before fighting broke out between the groups as police attempted to stop the violence. are provided immunity from arrest and prosecution. The US sees the YPG as distinct from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and also as a key partner in the fight against so-called Islamic State (IS). Read More »

The classified information Donald Trump shared is from Israeli sources


On Tuesday, the White House reiterated that they felt "real issue", in information sharing was that national security was being compromised by leaks - a complaint the Trump White House has often voiced. When Trump fired Comey, he said he did so based on Comey's very public handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe and how it affected his leadership of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More »

Ottawa downplays Trump intel sharing with Russian Federation

By the next morning, however, H.R. McMaster's pronouncement was undercut by Trump himself, making the aide the latest to face a public conflict with the boss in a White House where credibility problems are becoming an occupational hazard. "Lacking credibility makes dealing with crises infinitely more hard ", said Alex Conant, a Republican communications strategist who advised the presidential bid of Florida Sen. Read More »

Seoul: Moon, Xi agree on denuclearization goal


It quotes Moon as saying he's aware of Chinese worries about the system and saying he hopes the two countries would have more understanding on each other's positions on the system. South Korea's new leader says he is willing to visit the North amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. The new South Korean president noted the countries' bilateral trade has been growing since they implemented their bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in December 2014, and expressed hope ... Read More »

Senate Russia investigators invite Comey to testify, seek documents

Ryan insisted Congress will exercise its oversight role and gather more information before reaching any conclusions about the president's firing of FBI Director James Comey , as well as reports Trump shared sensitive information with the Russians and urged Comey to drop an investigation of a former adviser. Read More »

Cop Who Killed Jordan Edwards Fired


In his first statement, Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber said officers heard gunshots after responding to a call of drunken teenagers, and one officer fired his gun when a auto started backing towards them "in an aggressive manner ". Read More »

Barberton High School students get pepper sprayed for class


As part of their Criminal Science Technology class, students at Barberton High School in OH brought home permission slips asking their parents to allow them to be pepper sprayed by local law enforcement so that they could better understand certain police protocols. Read More »